Misreading Sectarian Tensions: the Arab-Persian Struggle for Supremacy

From the Levant to Pakistan, Muslim-majority nations are involved in a proxy war that has pitted a Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia and a Shia-majority Iran against each other.

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What the New NATO Secretary General Appointment Means for the Arctic

Even as NATO tries to fashion a response to the crisis on its eastern frontier in Ukraine, the appointment of Norway’s former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General should alert global attention to another region: the Arctic.

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Jordan’s Response to Refugee Education Crises: Lessons from the Syrian and Iraqi Cases

As the Syrian crisis continues, education must be a critical component of Jordan’s refugee response, drawing on lessons learned from previous experiences with long-term refugee flows.

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Volume 38:1 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available

The editorial staff of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is pleased to bring you our latest issue, Winter Volume 38:1. The Winter 2014 volume features articles by military leaders, distinguished academics, and innovative policy practitioners in international affairs.

Volume 38:1 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available Volume 38:1 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available

2014 Global Risk Forum: An Introduction by Dean James Stavridis

Dean of The Fletcher School, James G. Stavridis, introduces the 2014 Global Risk Forum, identifying the top five risks to global stability in the year ahead.

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Raising the Profile of Disability Rights: Obstacles and Opportunities

March 14, 2014 by Sarah Amin and Rachel Garaghty
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Despite the UN’s successful passage of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), development practitioners have yet to apply its powerful potential to address issues such as governance, economic development, and peace and security.

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What Egypt’s New Constitution Tells Us about Political Transition

March 12, 2014 by Corri Zoli and Courtney Schuster
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How a constitutional article can change a political landscape.

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For Russia Impasse, Go For The Gas

March 11, 2014 by Luke Tarbi
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The United States should take discernible, concrete steps to weaken Russia’s power and influence in Ukraine, including explicit support for Europe in reducing their reliance on Russian gas imports.

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Dilemmas of Storytelling: Violence and the Narrative Responsibilities it Creates

March 10, 2014 by Roxanne Krystalli
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Storytellers face a number of dilemmas and shoulder various responsibilities when crafting narratives of violence and conflict.

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The Death of Sisterhood Around the Globe

March 8, 2014 by Alison Wolf
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The rise of educated women around the world is a victory over historic discrimination. But the treatment of women as a homogenous group reinforces today’s trends towards greater social and income inequality.

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A Firm Place to Stand: Understanding Contemporary Urban Conflict

March 7, 2014 by Sam Abrams
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As the world’s population continues to grow, cities will bear the brunt of this growth, creating space for gangs, insurgents, and organized crime. But by viewing cities through the lens of urban systems logic, state security forces will be better prepared to face these challenges.

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